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Jane Watt Harnessed the Power of Collective Philanthropy to Create Impact 100 SRQ

Watt has seen membership soar to 107 women, each of whom contributes $1,000 annually.

04/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

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Blood Donor Bill Pooley Reaches the Remarkable 100-Gallon Milestone

Pooley is one of fewer than 150 100-gallon donors in Florida out of millions of donors since World War II.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

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Gail Clifton Teaches Therapeutic Horseback Riding to People with Special Needs

Clifton was the executive director of the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) for 17 years.

04/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

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Joel and Gail Morganroth Donate a Record-Breaking $15 Million to Ringling College of Art and Design

Their gift will endow a chair in the college’s newest major, Virtual Reality Development, as well as help fund capital projects, equipment, scholarships and the new Sarasota Museum of Art.

03/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

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Retired Attorney Steve VanderClay Befriends Those with Mental Health Challenges

Compeer currently connects volunteers with 42 people with mental health challenges.

02/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

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Susan Jones Helps Ease Hunger

Jones and her husband have made the food bank a philanthropic priority for 20 years.

06/28/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton